Bisbe Torres Mayans, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07800
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, Design and architecture, Romance, Special occasions
Expert review of La Bodega
This is always the first restaurant I take visiting family and friends too – in terms of style, substance and Spanish cuisine, it ticks all the right boxes. It’s also often my last port of call for a nightcap on the way home after a night out in Ibiza Town – a chilled out haven beckoning from beneath the Dalt Vila drawbridge.
Tasty tapas to share – mostly traditional, but with a few fusion styles thrown in for good measure - plus great wines and cocktails so impressive you could drink them all night.
I know tapas is all about sharing but many of these dishes are so good I want them all to myself, namely the crumbed calamari, salmon with red peppercorns, wasabi and soy, homemade meatballs (the very best on the island), sweet little spicy choricitos, gooey melted Provoleta cheese, jamon Serrano (local ham) and last, but something I always save room for, La Bomba, a hot little chocolate cake that explodes with a rich, sticky sauce inside. Just to name a few!
Eclectic yet sophisticated, busy but laidback and chock full of locals and travelling foodies every night of the week.
In the height of summer, the staff can sometimes be a little frazzled but service is still always with a smile. You may be hurried from your table to the lounge bar after dinner but it’s all just part of the experience and a great place to settle in for the night.
At the very bottom of the impressive drawbridge that leads up to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed site of Dalt Vila, it’s a very central spot, just five minutes walk to the port and its busy nightlife scene – if you can drag yourself out of La Bodega’s own lounge bar that is.
I’ve never seen a bill that was more than 25 euros per person here, whether it’s a quiet catch-up with a friend or a big birthday celebration. I don’t know how, but it just seems to always work out that way, drinks and all.
In summer, ask in advance for a table on the pavement, with views straight up to the old town… but don’t be disappointed if it’s already full because inside is so pretty and has so much eclectic décor to gaze at you’ll be just as pleased.
More information on La Bodega:
- Price guide:
- Bar, Restaurant, Tapas bar
- Argentinian, Fusion, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
- Bisbe Torres Mayans, Ibiza Town, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, 07800
- 971 192 740
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sun 7pm-4am (may close earlier in winter). Closed Dec-Feb.
- Accepts Credit Cards: